Virgin Points Options for USA - NZ?

Old Oct 28, 22, 6:57 pm
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Redeem Virgin Points (VS) - Options for USA - NZ?

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Does anyone have any advice please? Looking at VS points redemption options primarily ex LAX to either AKL or CHC if anyone has any top tips I'd be extremely grateful.

I get nothing but error messages on the VA website and when I am able to get through on the phone I am not having much success either with the staff I have spoken to.

Was thinking there may be some Air NZ options for LAX / SFO departures or perhaps Delta via SYD with Air NZ SYD - AKL / CHC?

Could Delta become an option when VA joins SkyTeam?

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Old Oct 28, 22, 7:36 pm
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Given you have posted in this forum I take it you mean VS (Virgin Atlantic) Flying Club not VA (Virgin Australia) Velocity?

if so, I will edit the title of the tread.
If not I will move it to the VA forum

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Old Oct 28, 22, 7:58 pm
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Old Oct 28, 22, 8:01 pm
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Yorkshireman67 Welcome to FT

Does anyone have any advice please? Looking at VA points redemption options primarily ex LAX to either AKL or CHC if anyone has any top tips I'd be extremely grateful.

I get nothing but error messages on the VA website and when I am able to get through on the phone I am not having much success either with the staff I have spoken to.

Was thinking there may be some Air NZ options for LAX / SFO departures or perhaps Delta via SYD with Air NZ SYD - AKL / CHC?

Could Delta become an option when VA joins SkyTeam?
Wanting to travel when? Class of travel? But as above a lot depends on VA vs VS

Do not like your chances of a VS award USA--NZ/AU. HA & DL a possibility.
Possible FF partners from https://www.wheretocredit.com/virgin-atlantic (have not checked the VS web site)
https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/u...-partners.html

Air NZ are well know for *not* offering awards to partners ff airlines. Some can show at short notice, but in these time load are high, including premium cabins.

No signs Virgin Aust VA will join Sky team. VA have recently started new ff partnerships with QR Qatar and UA (replacing DL). So guess you mean VS.

Airlines that fly USA/Canada to/from Australia.
Following the pandemic, routes are being re-established and some new routes. Schedules can change. Route restart dates subject to change.
  • Air Canada AC YVR – SYD BNE. [Star Alliance] .
  • Air New Zealand NZ LAX SFO IAH JFK YVR via AKL. [Star Alliance]
  • Air Tahiti Nui TN LAX – via PPT Tahiti & AKL. Last segments on QF codeshares. (AA & DL partner)
  • American Airlines AA LAX-SYD due to restart 29 Oct 2022 [OneWorld Alliance]
  • Delta DL LAX – SYD. [Skyteam Alliance]
  • Fiji Airways FJ LAX SFO HNL – NAN - BNE SYD MEL ADL. (OneWorld Alliance connect. QF AA & AS partner)
  • Hawaiian HA HNL – SYD. Pre CV19 also used to fly to BNE (AA & VA partner)
  • Jetstar JQ HNL – SYD. Pre CV19 also used to fly to/from BNE & MEL.
  • Qantas QF SYD - LAX DFW HNL YVR*; BNE - LAX ; MEL- LAX. {* seasonal}. MEL-DFW due to start 02 Dec 2022 (new route). SYD – SFO due to restart 30 Oct 2022. SYD-AKL-JFK planned from June 2023. Pre CV19 also had SYD-SFO & SYD-JFK(via LAX). [OneWorld Alliance]
  • United UA MEL-SFO, SYD-LAX SFO. BNE-SFO from 31 Oct 2022 (new route). MEL-LAX and SYD-IAH due to restart 30 Oct 2022. [Star Alliance]. (VA partner)
  • and others via Asia & Middle East

Airlines that fly USA/Canada to/from New Zealand (not from all airports to all airports).
Following the pandemic routes are being re-established and with some new routes. Schedules can change. Route restart dates subject to change.
  • American Airlines AA . DFW-AKL due to start 29 Oct 2022 to 25 Mar 2023(new route) Pre CV19 AA flew LAX-AKL and was due to fly LAX-CHC 3 days a week from Oct 2020. [Oneworld Alliance]
  • Air Canada AC YVR – AKL Due to restart 12 Nov 2022 [Star Alliance]
  • Air New Zealand NZ LAX SFO IAH JFK YVR – AKL. JFK started 17 Sep 2022. ORD from late Oct 2022 [Star Alliance]
  • Air Tahiti Nui TN LAX – PPT - AKL (AA & DL partner)
  • Fiji Airways FJ LAX SFO HNL – NAN - AKL WLG CHC. (QF AA & AS partner).
  • Hawaiian HA HNL – AKL (AA & VA partner)
  • Qantas QF SYD-AKL-JFK planned from June 2023. LAX SFO DFW JFK HNL YVR* via SYD BNE & MEL. {* seasonal} [Oneworld Alliance])
  • United UA SFO – AKL Restart from 01 Oct 2022 [Star Alliance]
  • And others via Australia, Asia & Middle East

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Old Oct 29, 22, 5:19 am
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Thanks Nick, Yes it was for VS, have amended the thread title.............
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Old Nov 7, 22, 12:24 am
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Kia ora Mwenenzi,

Thanks for the all the detail and options; will continue to monitor to see what opportunities may occur...............
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